News from the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation (CCTA)
Maricopa Community Colleges, Albright College Agreement Supports Mesa Initiative to Increase Transfer Options
The Maricopa Community Colleges have signed a transfer agreement with Albright College of Reading, PA, one of three nationally recognized schools to recently announce plans to establish a presence in Mesa, AZ. Illinois-based Benedictine University announced its plan to expand to Mesa in January, and Missouri-based Westminster College followed suit last month. Albright College will begin offering classes this fall, becoming the first out-of-state institution to open its doors as part of the city’s initiative to bring more higher education options to the region. Through Albright’s Accelerated Degree Completion Program (DCP), the College will offer bachelor’s degree programs in Organizational Behavior/Applied Psychology, Business Administration, and Information Systems. As part of the partnership agreement, all students who earn an Associate's degree at any Maricopa Community College will receive a $2500 scholarship (prorated over 16 courses). In addition, the application fee will be waived.
Popularity surges for NAU’s concurrent enrollment nursing program offered in partnership with Maricopa colleges
An academic program in a high-demand health professions field that delivers college degrees and higher education partnerships is drawing a crowd.
From an initial enrollment of 38 students in summer 2011, a concurrent enrollment nursing degree program conducted by Northern Arizona University and Maricopa Community Colleges has grown to 98 new students expected this fall, for a total of 400 in the program across Arizona.
“President Obama, the Arizona Board of Regents and the governor are all calling for more baccalaureate degrees and for partnerships with community colleges, and that’s exactly what we’re doing,” said Debera Thomas, dean of the School of Nursing at NAU. (Continued...)
NAU Connection website redesigned
A familiar website has a new look at http://www.maricopa.edu/connection/. Supporting the long-standing partnership between the Extended Campuses of Northern Arizona University and Maricopa Community Colleges, both the content and design of the website have been revamped to provide the most current information available on local and online NAU programs. (Continued...)
Your Personal University of Arizona (UA) Contact Located Right Here in Phoenix
My name is Brenna Secore and I am the University of Arizona's Transfer Admissions Counselor for the Maricopa Community Colleges. I have been in this position since January and have had the chance to meet with dozens of students, but haven’t been able to reach out to everybody just yet. To give you a little bit of background about myself, I am an alumna of UA having graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the Eller College of Management. I started working in the Office of Admissions in October 2007 recruiting at many of the Phoenix area high schools. I switched to the transfer side of things just a few months ago and absolutely love working with students at the community colleges. (Continued...)
Team USA Road to London Experiential Tour to Visit Six DeVry University Campuses
As part of its partnership with the United States Olympic Committee, DeVry University has announced it will host six Road to London tour stops at various campus locations across the country. Over two months, the Road to London Tour – a traveling, family-friendly event that brings the energy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to local communities – will visit DeVry University locations in the following metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Phoenix. (Continued...)
At Grand Canyon University (GCU), Our Goal is Your Success
Since 1949, Grand Canyon University has been helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential by preparing them to pursue the career of their dreams. As a Christian university, GCU also encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to their studies and to the workplace.
GCU offers online and campus-based degree programs within a dynamic learning environment for both traditional students as well as working professionals. At GCU, we are proud to offer over 100 programs through our six distinct colleges:
- College of Education
- College of Nursing
- Ken Blanchard College of Business
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Fine Arts and Production
- College of Christian Studies
For more information about Grand Canyon University or to schedule a campus tour, call 800-800-9776 or click here.
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New Student Tool Promoting Degree Pathways
CCTA has a new transfer tool for students. If you are interested in implementing this tool on your department or college webpage, please contact Rose Rojas, Assistant Director for Transfer at the Maricopa District Office.
Arizona State University (ASU) tuition unchanged for Arizona Residents
ASU has always been committed to keeping tuition rates as low as possible, especially in tough economic times such as these. That's why we are proud to announce that students who are Arizona residents will see no increase in tuition for the 2012–2013 academic year. ASU understands money is tight for everyone, including students. But we don't think that should hold them back from getting a high-quality education. To help your students in planning their finances once they transfer to ASU, they can visit My Money where they will find cost calculators, budget worksheets and other financial tools to assist them with figuring out college costs.
“Transfer Made Simple for Community College Students” webinar!
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) hosts a monthly "Transfer Made Simple for Community College Students" webinar on every last Wednesday. Students can register for this special online event at http://bit.ly/KyGAH3 under Virtual Events. Attendees can receive an admissions application fee waiver and learn how to transfer with ease from your community college to UMUC. During the event, students can chat with a UMUC transfer advisor, learn about the benefits of the UMUC's alliance transfer program, obtain information on transfer scholarship opportunities, view a live presentation by a transfer advisor, and more! To learn more about UMUC’s monthly webinars, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strayer University Scholarship Overview
Strayer University offers three scholarships for the Summer term for new and readmit students who qualify. Check out the scholarships effective as of the Summer 2012 term.
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University of Phoenix and the League for Innovation in the Community College Scholarship Program.
University of Phoenix is joining forces with the League for Innovation in the Community College (the “League”) to offer fifteen (15) full-tuition scholarships to eligible community college transfer students. The League is an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. Through this scholarship program, each scholarship will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree program at University of Phoenix. (Continued...)
Less Time + More Credits = Accelerated Time to Degree
Did you know that the terms for Ottawa University are only eight (8) weeks long? Did you know that most undergraduate courses are worth four (4) credits? When you put these two distinctive characteristics of Ottawa University together, you have a formula for an accelerated time to degree completion. Since most Maricopa Community College students transfer 80-credit hours (to include their Associate’s Degree) of coursework to Ottawa University, they only need an additional 48-credit hours of university coursework to complete their Bachelor of Arts degree! (Continued...)
|The Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation (CCTA) is a department within the Academic and Student Affairs Division. CCTA offers a wide array of services related to curriculum, articulation, and university transfer in support of the Maricopa Community Colleges.|
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